Holly's Funerals, Cranbrook

46 reviews

Holly's Funerals, Cranbrook, Kent, funeral director in Kent Holly's Funerals, Cranbrook, Kent, funeral director in Kent

Caring and personalised funeral directors services, helping bereaved families and individuals in Kent and East Sussex.

Latest Verified Reviews

Wenda Johnston 29th Nov 2021

If only everything in life was as easy as Andy and his team made it in death. The empathy and guidance given by Holly's made a devastating procedure a touch better. I was thankful that Andy took the time to explain the whole procedure to me, was willing to liaise with the hospital and generally took a lot of pressure off me when I couldn't think properly. His team were fantastic on the day of mum's funeral and he touched base with me after to make sure I was doing well. I thoroughly recommend Holly's Funeral Directors to anyone who is looking for something with more of a personal touch. The service they provide leans more towards a holistic approach rather than the commercial, which I believe made a huge difference to how I was able to get through the whole process. Thank you to all the team.

Vicki McLaren 27th Nov 2021

Andy and his team were incredible from the first phone call with advice to all the support for us and care of Dad until after the funeral. The funeral was perfect, just the right combination of traditional and original, while being unique and personal to us and Dad. I know that Dad really would have loved the fact his last car journey was in a Land Rover.

Rebecca Shilling 2nd Oct 2021

Andy was professional, kind, considerate, gentle and available whenever we had questions or queries. His help was invaluable at the most worst of times. Thank you Andy for all you did. It meant the world to our family. 

Reviews

Funeral arrangements

  • Home visit
  • 24 hour telephone support
  • On-site parking
  • Chapel of rest
  • Hearse
  • Limousine
  • Horse-drawn hearse
  • Bespoke vehicle
  • Coffin
  • Personalised coffin
  • Casket
  • Headstone / Plaque
  • Urn
  • Memorial jewellery
  • Floral tributes
  • Charitable donations
  • Newspaper announcement
  • Online obituary
  • Memorial book
  • Order of service sheets
  • Music
  • Video tribute
  • Funeral webcasting
  • Catering
  • Dove release
  • Balloon release
  • Fireworks

Types of funeral

  • Traditional burial
  • Simple funeral
  • Traditional cremation
  • Green funeral
  • Direct cremation
  • Burial at sea
  • Non-religious funeral
  • Anglican funeral
  • Roman Catholic funeral
  • Muslim funeral
  • Jewish funeral
  • Sikh funeral
  • Hindu funeral
  • Buddhist funeral
  • Children’s funeral

Financial arrangements

  • Financial advice
  • Wills & probate
  • Pre-paid funeral plan

Additional services

  • Repatriation
  • Bereavement counselling
  • List of mourners

Location

Address
Hartley Dyke Business Centre
Swattenden Lane 
Cranbrook
Kent
TN17 3QG

About Us

Holly’s Funerals is a warm and reassuring independent funeral director in Kent, with offices in Tenterden and Cranbrook. They are on call around the clock to help and support you, when someone has died.

Funeral director, Andy Clarke provides a comfortable space at both of their venues in Tenterden & Cranbrook. Families and individuals can take the time they need to talk about the person who has died and make the funeral arrangements that feel right for them.

Their motto “From Love Comes Beauty,” reflects and Andy’s aim to make the funeral experience as good and painless as it possibly can be for the families they look after.

With a focus on flexible, unhurried funeral care, this unique funeral firm in Kent will follow your lead when you know just the type of funeral you’d like to arrange, assist you when you need a little help with a home-based funeral, or fully support you when you are finding things difficult.

At the Cranbrook office, Andy will look after the “guests” brought into their care. Its chapel of rest, called the Serenity Room, is a lovely space where families can spend time with the person who has died. They do not use embalming, but use refrigeration to preserve bodies in a natural way. Families can be fully involved in the funeral arrangements, helping wash, dress and anoint the person who has died in a ceremonial way, if they wish.

Parking is available on site at the Cranbrook funeral home, which has a lovely farm shop nearby. The Tenterden funeral home has town centre parking close by. Children and pets are very welcome at both offices.

The Kent Funeral Director has two gun metal grey funeral cars – a Ford Mondeo and a LandRover Defender and can source traditional hearses easily if required.

Holly’s Funerals’ office hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, but are on call 24 hours a day to listen and help, when someone has died. Please contact them, if they can support you.

Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Wenda Johnston 29th Nov 2021

    If only everything in life was as easy as Andy and his team made it in death. The empathy and guidance given by Holly's made a devastating procedure a touch better. I was thankful that Andy took the time to explain the whole procedure to me, was willing to liaise with the hospital and generally took a lot of pressure off me when I couldn't think properly. His team were fantastic on the day of mum's funeral and he touched base with me after to make sure I was doing well. I thoroughly recommend Holly's Funeral Directors to anyone who is looking for something with more of a personal touch. The service they provide leans more towards a holistic approach rather than the commercial, which I believe made a huge difference to how I was able to get through the whole process. Thank you to all the team.

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thank you so much for this lovely review Wenda, it really means so much to me that I am able to help people. It was lovely to meet you and look after your lovely mother x
  • 5 Vicki McLaren 27th Nov 2021

    Andy and his team were incredible from the first phone call with advice to all the support for us and care of Dad until after the funeral. The funeral was perfect, just the right combination of traditional and original, while being unique and personal to us and Dad. I know that Dad really would have loved the fact his last car journey was in a Land Rover.

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thank you so much Vicki. It was a beautiful send off for Dad and I was honoured to look after him and drive him in Flossie to the funeral. Very best wishes to you all
  • 5 Rebecca Shilling 2nd Oct 2021

    Andy was professional, kind, considerate, gentle and available whenever we had questions or queries. His help was invaluable at the most worst of times. Thank you Andy for all you did. It meant the world to our family. 

  • 5 Richard Hughes 2nd Oct 2021

    a very good personal service executed with care and consideration 

  • 5 Mark Birrell 1st Oct 2021

    we found the whole service provided by Holly's Funerals great and they dealt with everything very smoothly.

  • 5 Michelle Britten 1st Oct 2021

    Amazing, so looked after. Fully trusted my daughter to be in Andy’s care at all times. Forever grateful x 

  • 5 Lorraine Osborn 1st Oct 2021

    Hollys funerals helped us arrange the perfect goodbye for our dear mother.  Andy managed all of the paperwork, gave advice on how to deal with other official matters, and from the very first meeting to the day of the funeral we felt in safe his hands.  We opted for a very personal and bespoke day for our mum and Andy was able to fit in perfectly with all of our arrangements giving us confidence to have the funeral that was right for our mum and for us. We cannot thank him enough!

  • 5 Susan Brown 1st Oct 2021

    Thank you for your kind words and understanding at such a difficult time. Andy is just lovely. An excellent service.

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Ahhh, thanks Sue...you're pretty lovely too x x
  • 5 Priscilla Copsey 5th Jul 2021

    Very good customer service, Holly's respected our request for a simple service. Perfect Thank you

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thank you so much Priscilla. It was my honour to help you x
  • 5 Donna Shepherd 5th Jul 2021

    Andy went above and beyond the norm in helping us as a family sort out my mother’s funeral arrangements … he is extremely kind and compassionate … and we felt safe and secure in his hands … I would not hesitate in recommending Holly’s  Funerals to anyone who has recently lost a loved one … he took all the worry away and we cannot thank him enough as a family for what he has done … you’re a star Andy 😊

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Ah, thank you Donna. I don't see myself as a star, just a guide to help people achieve what's best for them x
  • 5 Brian Skilton 22nd Feb 2021

    In our time of need hollys funerals were so helpful and supportive from start to finish we could not have asked for more, we would highly recommend them Andy and the team was always available 24/7 despite all the restrictions due to covid we still gave dad william a great send off thanks to hollys funerals.

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thank you Brian. It was so lovely to meet you and your lovely family. Very best wishes to you all x
  • 5 John Lee 21st Feb 2021

    Saying goodbye to a loved one is hard enough without the added stress of COVID-19 restrictions, balanced with keeping everyone safe. Saying goodbye to Mum privately in Andy’s lovely serenity room was exactly as she would have wanted it. Honouring her wishes was the most important thing to Andy. In choosing Holly’s Funerals we got the peace of mind of knowing that Mum was resting just up the road from us, along with the attention and time of a local hometown funeral director. As these things often are, the path was bumpy at times but thanks to Andy’s professionalism combined with his kind and calming attitude he got us through. A huge thank you to Andy and his team who we highly recommend John and JL

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Many thanks John and JL. I hope everything works out for the best. Very best wishes Andy
  • 5 Angie Fleckney 21st Feb 2021

    As a family you dread having to bury the one you love ,all I can say about Andy’s team is that they make you feel completely at ease from the first minute you pick up the telephone. I knew my mum was in the most amazing hands I’ll be eternally grateful to everybody who worked with Andy thank you so much for the best sendoff my mum could ever have hoped for you put all of our family at ease at such a dreadful time , you are all superstars thanks the Fleckney family 

    Andrew Clarke replied
    ....and you are all Superstars too Angie. A beautiful send off for mum. Much love to you all x
  • 5 Anna Peters 20th Feb 2021

    Great service. Compassionate and helpful through a difficult time. Very flexible, would recommend to anyone!

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thank you so much Anna. Such a beautiful individual service for your lovely mother x
  • 5 Kirsty Crossley 28th Dec 2020

    Fantastic caring personal service, Andy could not have been more helpful and understanding of our needs.

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thank you Kirsty. It was my pleasure to help you all at this difficult time. Much love to you all Ax
  • 5 Stuart Haines 14th Dec 2020

    Andy provided superb support and offered a very personal service. Would highly recommend. 

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thanks for this Stuart. It was an honour to look after your dad and to work with you.
  • 5 Spencer Murphy 14th Dec 2020

    Sensitive, caring, respectful and made the process as easy as can be expected under the circumstances. I can’t recommend Andy and Holly’s funerals enough. Thank you 

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thank you Spencer, it was an honour to look after your dad and to help you achieve the best funeral.
  • 5 Nicky Skillen 1st Nov 2020

    A lovely service, thank your for you assistance during this time.

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thank you Nicky. It was a pleasure to look after your lovely Dad. Lots of love to you all. Andy
  • 5 Paul Howard 12th Oct 2020

    So happy to have chosen Holly's Funerals, everything was handled with great care and sensitivity, and we had a beautiful ceremony. Thank You Andy

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thank YOU Paul, such a beautiful day so full of love x
  • 5 Linda Dove 23rd Sep 2020

    They were outstanding and would fully recommend this company ,Andy the owner is kind and patient and was very helpful to me guiding through every step

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thank you Linda, much love to you x
  • 5 Denise Barnes 23rd Sep 2020

    I was strongly recommended by a friend to go to this company when my husband died. Immediately I spoke to Andy, the director, I knew it was exactly the sort of farewell Edward would want. It all went beautifully. I can't say more.

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Oh it was a beautiful send off, Denise. Full of love in your beautiful garden x
  • 5 David Goff 23rd Sep 2020

    Our family would like to thank Hollys for the way they handled all the funeral arrangements. Very professional and excellent attention to detail from start to finish. We could not have chosen a better funeral director to carry out our wishes. Andy made sure all was done in a very calm and efficient manner. It made a difficult time much easier to deal with knowing we had some one who was caring and helpful throughout the process. We would not hesitate to recommend them to others. Thank you for your professional, kind manner and help it was very much appreciated by the family.

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thank you so much David. It was an honour and a pleasure to work with you and your lovely family.
  • 5 Wayne Henning 11th Jul 2020

    What can I say. Simply perfect. Kind, caring, compassionate, everything you could ever hope for at the most difficult time. I cannot recommend these guys highly enough. I hope I won't be needing their services again anytime soon but when I do I know exactly where I'm going. Truly first class. ????

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Many thanks Wayne. It was a pleasure and an honour to work with you all. Very best wishes to you all, Andy
  • 5 Andrew Gasson 15th Jun 2020

    'Holly's were excellent, in every respect. The funeral director was friendly, supportive and approachable throughout and was happy to take the lead but also to respond positively to all our specific wishes. This personal touch put us very much at ease and kept us fully informed at every stage. Holly’s couldn’t have done more to ensure our mother’s service was a very special one and we thank them greatly for this.

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Many thanks Andrew. It was a pleasure to work with you all and support you in the funeral arrangements for your mother. Very best wishes
  • 5 Barbara Wells 19th Apr 2020

    I found Holly’s funerals by chance on the internet.  Andy and his son have a nice way with them and had a professional and caring approach to my husbands cremation, with much support offered throughout. Due to corona virus restrictions there was limited numbers for the crematorium, it was a simple  yet dignified gathering. Andy offers a unique adapted Land Rover Defender in place of a Hearse (he does offer a conventional Hearse).  The Land Rover was very fitting with my husbands life and the perfect vehicle for his final journey. If you want a professional and caring service then I would certainly recommend Holly’s Funerals. Mrs Barbara Wells

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Dear Barbara. Many thanks for your kind words. This is a strange and very difficult time for many reasons but especially for those saying goodbye to the ones they love the most. We wish you much love and peace x

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you arrange a funeral?

You can arrange a funeral by choosing a funeral director who will help you organise all of the details. They can help you decide whether to have a cremation or burial and what type of service to choose, as well as additional options, such as music and flowers. You can find out what happens at a funeral and compare funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

Read more: How to arrange a funeral

What are disbursements?

Disbursements are additional costs for a funeral service that are paid to third-parties, such as florists, celebrants and burial fees. The funeral director will usually charge you for them and then pay the suppliers themselves.

Read more: What are disbursements

How can I get help with funeral costs?

If the cost of a funeral is not covered by a prepaid funeral plan, or the estate of the person who has died, you may be able to get financial help from the government’s Bereavement Support Payment or from War Disablement Pensions, charitable funds or budgeting loans.

Read more: Help with funeral costs

Address
Hartley Dyke Business Centre
Swattenden Lane 
Cranbrook
Kent
TN17 3QG

Latest Verified Reviews

Wenda Johnston 29th Nov 2021

If only everything in life was as easy as Andy and his team made it in death. The empathy and guidance given by Holly's made a devastating procedure a touch better. I was thankful that Andy took the time to explain the whole procedure to me, was willing to liaise with the hospital and generally took a lot of pressure off me when I couldn't think properly. His team were fantastic on the day of mum's funeral and he touched base with me after to make sure I was doing well. I thoroughly recommend Holly's Funeral Directors to anyone who is looking for something with more of a personal touch. The service they provide leans more towards a holistic approach rather than the commercial, which I believe made a huge difference to how I was able to get through the whole process. Thank you to all the team.

Vicki McLaren 27th Nov 2021

Andy and his team were incredible from the first phone call with advice to all the support for us and care of Dad until after the funeral. The funeral was perfect, just the right combination of traditional and original, while being unique and personal to us and Dad. I know that Dad really would have loved the fact his last car journey was in a Land Rover.

Rebecca Shilling 2nd Oct 2021

Andy was professional, kind, considerate, gentle and available whenever we had questions or queries. His help was invaluable at the most worst of times. Thank you Andy for all you did. It meant the world to our family. 

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